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The Honoring Our Elders award was created to recognize the amazing Elders in Friendship Centre communities throughout BC. It is an annual award that will be presented to one male Elder and one female Elder each year at the BCAAFC AGM. Each Friendship Centre in BC will be invited to nominate one male and one female Elder.   Nominations should include
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Leslie Varley, Executive Director of BCAAFC, the co-hosting agency, commented, “This level of commitment to the Gathering Our Voices reflects the increasing need for opportunities that positively reinforce Indigenous youth identity. We make every effort to accommodate as many youth as possible each year.” Community groups work hard year round to fund-raise for their youth to attend GOV. More than
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